“If your words or actions touch one person then you did your job.” These were said to my high school graduating class of 1978. Les Fletcher of Inspiration Import posted a picture that expressed her feelings. A FB friend told her it was ugly. I saw it here.
What I saw was turmoil. The horrors we face daily in this world we’re living in, this shameful ugly world. Humanity is covered in a shroud of darkness. Lost and brain-dead.
It makes one wonder about the outrage over a murdered lion. While human lives are murdered and no one pays. Murdered over . . . what land, oil, religion, power, skin color? Is it the solution? Israel, Iran nor Palestine will consider or try to make peace with each other. They rather watch their people slaughtered the young and old. How can the American government fix the world when young black men and women are being killed by scared police and no one is being held accountable? White supremacy groups and the black panthers continue to clash over civil right. Is it to live in Peace? So why do both sides prefer to battle as oppose to a conversation that will develop a solution that will allow all of us to live in harmony?
A few days ago a woman threw her infant out a fourth floor window. A ten-year old mugged a grandmother and committed arson. As young children try to sleep at night they hear gun shots. Their monsters are real and haunt them even in the daylight as they walk to and from school. They have to be alert so not to be hit by stray bullets. They have to worry about insecure bullies. Our children are being robbed of their childhood. They shouldn’t have to live in fear.
Bees are dying and becoming extinct making the crops that feed us perish. But that’s okay they mass-produced meat that is manufactured and slaughtered inhumanely. Meats for consumption are filled with hormones, steroids and artificial fillers. They can even produce artificial fruits and vegetables. The seeds are even removed for us. So what fruits we know today will be extinct tomorrow. But that’s okay because the pharmaceutical companies will make a pill to make you feel better. Not cure because that would put them out of business. But don’t worry the benefits out weight the risk. Well that is if you can afford these drugs, if not make sure your life insurance is paid up.
This world is drowning in evil. Drought and raging fires on one corner of earth while there are floods on the other side. Volcanoes are erupting and the earth is quaking. Tornadoes ripping and destroying. Will we experience a cold front or a heat wave? The planet is dying so they are searching on Mars for new real-estate. So in another thousand years give or take they will kill that planet too.
Bears are attacking in Yellowstone Park. Lions are attacking on African safaris. Sharks are swimming inland and attacking. The animals are fighting back for the abuse humans have done to this earth. Killing trees and spilling oil. Kidnapping their brethren and locking them up in zoos to be gawked at. Who is the real beast?
If each of us that tries to shine in spite of this darkness shared a little bit of this light with one person we can start a domino effect. Remember the pyramid scheme from the eighties usually it was the one on top who won because those of us on the bottom added to the pyramid trying to make it to the top. This system might work to spread light. The winners in this challenge will be all of humanity.
I read somewhere that Kim Kardashian doesn’t smile because she doesn’t want wrinkles. My thought was with all her money and fame she’s just an empty shell. Smiles are the nourishment that feeds our souls.
Lets spread some light, share a kind word, smile at a stranger or help someone with their heavy packages. Say thank you when a kindness is done for you and pay it forward. Give an older person your seat. Comfort someone who is hurting. Call friends and family and let them know you care. It may not seem like much but you may touch someone and it could mean the world to them.
We hear that life is short but we don’t realize how short until our lives start to wind down. Leave a mark for those who will write your eulogy that will be proud of.
If I reached one soul with my words today, I did my job well. Musings of an Old Fart added and I agree “I would add we need to treat each other civilly even in disagreement. And, we need to seek ways to include, not exclude. We have too many barriers to interaction.”